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reviewed A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez. June 19, 2013
A-ROD The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez
A-Rod, by Selena Roberts, doesn't take long to cut to the heart of what it really is. You can tell what it is easily by looking to the top of the cover, where it mentions that Roberts is the Sports Illustrated …
reviewed The Imposter - How a Juvenile Crimina.... May 07, 2013
The Imposter - How a Juvenile Criminal Succeeded
I will admit that I am not much of a reader of self-help/transformation books. The preamble for most of them starts off with, "Do you like the way things are going in your life?" Perhaps that's …
reviewed John Adams (David McCullough book). November 30, 2012
John Adams
John Adams was an 80-year-old former President and still constant patriot when his beloved wife wrote these words, as reported in McCullough's masterful biography: "Your father's zeal for …
posted a Quick Tip about A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathema.... January 24, 2012
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While there was a lot of poetic license in depicting John Nash in the movie, Russell Crowe's acting was brilliant.
posted a Quick Tip about No Regrets. November 08, 2011
No Regrets
I'm giving it three stars for now just so that I'll have a rating posted on it, but from what I've read in reviews on another site, Ace didn't get too controversial with this book.  …
Pete Ellis: An Amphibious Warfare Prohpet,
Earl "Pete" Ellis was an officer in the Marine Corps in the early decades of the last century. Shortly after distinguishing himself in world war one, Ellis became convinced of the likelihood of conflict …
reviewed A Journey: My Political Life. July 12, 2011
A Journey: My Political Life
There is no need for me to duplicate the useful insights in the two excellent reviews already published, as of July 12, 2011 on lunch.com from Gail_Cooke and Robin_Uncapher.      I …
My Two Wives and Three Husbands: A True Love Story
From the opening pages of this memoir of Samuel Gorsky (later changed to S. Stanley Gordon) I was mesmorized. This is the tale of someone who dealt with a difficult childhood, laced with racism against …
posted a Quick Tip about John Adams (audiobook). April 06, 2011
John Adams
Click here to read the book review.      John Adams by David McCullough was my favorite audio read from 2010. There are so many things I enjoyed about this book that I can't wait …
reviewed John Adams (audiobook). April 06, 2011
John Adams
I had heard amazing things about David McCullough's research and writing abilities but hadn't read anything by him until John Adams. I bought it purely because I was looking for some audio …
reviewed Richard the Third. March 22, 2011
Richard the Third
   Because of Shakespeare’s play Richard III, many people picture Richard as dark of hair (true) but with a withered arm and hunchbacked (not true)…and of course Shakespeare made …
reviewed Living Gospel Equality Now: Loving in.... March 20, 2011
Living Gospel Equality Now: Loving in the Heart of God
Born in 1948, Meehan in 1987 was the first woman and the first Roman Catholic to receive a Doctor of Ministry from Virginia Episcopal Seminary in Alexandria, VA.      Bridget Mary …
reviewed Saint Francis (Christian Encounters S.... March 18, 2011
Saint Francis (Christian Encounters Series)
In his youth the man who would one day become St. Francis of Assisi was by all means completely immersed in the pleasures of this world.  Francis Bernadone was the son of a wealthy merchant who made …
reviewed I Am Ozzy. March 13, 2011
I Am Ozzy
I'm a huge fan of Ozzy's, have been for many years. By no means am I as dedicated or as long lasting a fan as others who will have read this book, and if I'm honest, I'm not that much into rock music …
Defiant Joy: The Remarkable Life & Impact of G.K.
Chesterton's impact, through his many writings, remains the emphasis; his life's the backdrop for a talented critic, fantasist, poet, and controversialist who never seemed to stop working. Belmonte …
reviewed Defiant Joy: The Remarkable Life & Im.... February 07, 2011
Defiant Joy: The Remarkable Life & Impact of G.K.
The life of Gilbert Keith Chesterton is, like the man himself, large--too large to be contained within a book. So, while I don't consider Kevin Belmonte's new biography of Chesterton to be a rousing …
reviewed Munson: The Life and Death of Yankee .... January 11, 2011
Munson: The Life and Death of Yankee Captain
This book presents a lot of interesting information on the personality of one of the most quirky Yankees of all time. Most Yankee fans remember the outspoken Reggie as well as Goose, and Martin of the …
reviewed Looks Easy Enough: A Joyful Memoir of.... January 05, 2011
Looks Easy Enough: A Joyful Memoir of Overcoming
What a difference attitude makes. Author Scott Stevenson, in his narrative memoir Looks Easy Enough, tells the story of four years in his life with new wife Susan. These four years begin with the 46-year-old …
reviewed The Revolutionary Paul Revere. December 12, 2010
The Revolutionary Paul Revere
It's not often I find myself in disagreement with William J. Bennett -- okay, that's not true: I disagree with him on a lot of things -- but I *particularly* disagree with his characterization of Paul …
reviewed The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Rec.... December 07, 2010
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the
So I picked this book up after Barack Obama was elected. While I'm not so much associated with either political party, I tend to give more of my attention to politicians who inspire me in different …
reviewed Looks Easy Enough: A Joyful Memoir of.... November 30, 2010
Looks Easy Enough: A Joyful Memoir of Overcoming
This book is a rather impressive, detailed memoir by Scott Stevenson. Scott recounts his adventures, focusing mainly on the span of his life with his wife Susan, who recovered from breast cancer using …
reviewed A Journey: My Political Life. November 13, 2010
A Journey: My Political Life
      Former British prime minister Tony Blair's memoir "A Journey: My Political Life" is a political biography of unusual interest. Clearly the most dominant figure in Britain's …
reviewed James Fenimore Cooper. November 07, 2010
posted in Ubergizmo
James Grossman - JAMES FENIMORE COOPER
Six decades ago (1949) James Grossman gave to the world JAMES FENIMORE COOPER (1789 - 1851). His book is an unhurried but not excessively detailed stroll through the life, times and written works of …
reviewed Healed of Cancer (book). November 02, 2010
posted in Awesomeness
Healed of Cancer (book)
Dodie Osteen's story is amazing and shows what power prayer and positive thinking can do to improve our health and well being, even when the odds against us seem impossible.      …
reviewed Leonard Cohen: A Remarkable Life. October 25, 2010
Leonard Cohen: A Remarkable Life
  This is an edited review. I'm not changing my mind about the writing, just trying to be a little kinder.      Full disclosure: I gave up on page 35. Here's why:   …
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